Nathan Adrian Squeaks By Michael Andrew in 50 Free Shootout

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Veteran Nathan Adrian still has it in him against 18-year-old Michael Andrew as the 29-year-old Adrian swam a 22.21 to win the shootout final ahead of Andrew (22.34). Both swimmers were slower in the final as Adrian was a 22.47 in the quarters and a 22.08 in the semis. He swam a little slower the third time around but still hung on for the win.

Both swimmers were separated by a hundredth after the semis. Andrew also swam slower in the final after he went 22.12 in the quarters and 22.09 in the semis. He will also have to swim in the 50 fly shootout later on in the session.

Andrew picked up points for Kaitlin Sandeno‘s swim squad while Adrian picked up points for Jason Lezak.

 Event 26F  Men 50 LC Meter Freestyle
        World: W 20.91  12/18/2009Cesar Cielo
     American: A 21.15  7/29/2017 Caeleb Dressel
         Meet: M 21.56  2015      Nathan Adrian
         Pool: P 21.44            Fred Bousquet
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals       Points 
  1 Adrian, Nathan   29 California Aquat       NT      22.21        
  2 Andrew, Michael  18 Race Pace Club-M       NT      22.34


  1. Mike Raske

    You shouldn’t say “squeaked by”. A win is a win at any swim meet. Either a minute or 1/100 of a second counts the same. Please give Nathan his due…..thanks.

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